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Sleep LabThe Epworth Sleepiness Scale, or ESS, is a questionnaire designed to evaluate levels of excessive sleepiness.

This test is a standardized screening tool used extensively by the American Association of Sleep Medicine that will help you measure your general level of sleepiness. It asks you to rate the chances that you would doze off or fall asleep during different routine situations.

Answers to the questions are rated on a scale from 0 to 3, with 0 meaning you would never doze or fall asleep in a given situation, and 3 meaning that there is a very high likelihood that you would doze or fall asleep in that situation.

Sitting and Reading
Watching television
Sitting inactive in a public place
As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break
Lying down to rest in the afternoon
Sitting and talking to someone
Sitting quietly after lunch (without alcohol)
In a car, while stopped in traffic

What it Means

Total Score Suggests
Less than 10 You may not be suffering from excessive sleepiness.
10 or more You may need further evaluation by a physician to determine the cause of your excessive sleepiness and whether you have an underlying sleep disorder.
Sleep Disorder Center
Restless Legs Sleep Studies
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Sleepiness Scale Sleepiness Scale
Take the Epworth Sleepiness Scale.
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